Professional Practice Networks

For PPN Members: Ways to Engage With Your PPN

All ASLA members can contribute and participate on a national level through ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks (PPNs).

Be an Active Member of Your PPN

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Attend or Present an ASLA Online Learning Webinar

Online learning

Members save 75 percent on ASLA Online Learning, which offers access to live and recorded Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™)-approved webinars. Throughout the year, PPNs host live webinars, often presented by PPN members. Presentation proposals from members are accepted on a rolling basis.  

Join Your PPN Leadership Team

ASLA members who want to get more involved in guiding the direction of their PPN and share their expertise with a national audience may volunteer to join their PPN leadership team as a PPN chair or officer. PPN leaders are often a first contact for press requests. 


PPN Chairs and Officers  


PPN Chair Leadership Toolkit

PPN Officer Toolkit

PPN Chairs serve two-year terms, during which they direct their PPN's activities, in coordination with staff. Many PPNs also have one or more PPN officers to assist with specific activities. The commitment is a short monthly call with like-minded professionals and volunteering to support one of the PPN’s resources. To get started as PPN leader, complete this very short form:


PPN Live at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

Through PPN Live, attendees have a chance to network with colleagues from all 20 PPNs throughout the conference weekend.

PPN Meetings  

Annual Meeting

PPN meetings take place throughout the conference weekend in a central location on the EXPO floor, and include a variety of formats: invited speakers, fast-paced PechaKucha-style presentations, networking sessions, and more.

New for 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture: six Professional Practice Network (PPN) Education Sessions will be part of the conference education program. PPN sessions are submitted and delivered by at least one member of the selected PPN.


Explore the Floor: A Guided EXPO Walk with the PPNs

Online learning

Each guided walk of the floor includes stops at four exhibitors who will share updates on industry technology and applications designed to highlight PPN topic areas and provide one professional development hour (PDH). The tours allow attendees to network with PPN peers and  exhibitors while learning about new and improved services and how these improvements can assist in creating a successful design project.


Education Sessions  


In advance of the conference, ASLA invites PPN members to volunteer as education session hosts. Session hosts greet attendees at the start of each session and introduce the lead speaker and topic. Help increase the visibility of your PPN by participating as a session host!

Additional PPN Member Resources


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Library and Research Services                          
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RFQs & Opportunities                                      
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Historic Landscapes (HALS)                              
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